|The status of the sauropterygian reptile genera Ceresiosaurus, Lariosaurus, and Silvestrosaurus from the Middle Triassic of Europe (Volume Fieldiana, Geology, new series, no. 38) - Rieppel, Olivier|
The geographic and stratigraphic occurrence of the Middle Triassic sauropterygian genera Ceresiosaurus, Lariosaurus, and Silvestrosaurus is summarized, and their skeletal morphology is critically reviewed. A cladistic analysis using parsimony supports the synonymy of all three genera, among which Lariosaurus takes priority. The genus Lariosaurus includes five species, balsami, buzzii, calcanii, curionii n...
Keywords: Lariosaurus; Silvestrosaurus; Ceresiosaurus; Paleontology -- Triassic; Sauropterygia -- Europe